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Kentz joint venture awarded Ichthys LNG contract

LNG Industry,

Kentz Corporation Limited has announced the award of a contract worth US$ 640 million to the UGL Kentz joint venture, for the structural, mechanical and piping (SMP) construction package for the Ichthys LNG facility in Darwin, Australia.

Contract scope

JKC Australia LNG, a joint venture between JGC Corporation, KBR and Chiyoda Corporation, awarded the contract. JKC is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the onshore facilities at the Ichthys LNG project, including the gas processing plant. All contract work will be performed by the UGL Kentz JV, a joint venture between UGL Resources and Kentz.

The contract will begin in August 2014 and work is scheduled to be complete before the start-up of the second LNG train. The contract will provide more than 900 jobs for construction personnel. The contract scope includes the provision of services for site-wide installation for process trains, as well as additional pre-commissioning and commissioning expertise.


Michael Murphy, executive sponsor for Kentz, commented: "We are delighted to have secured this major SMP construction contract on the Ichthys Project Onshore LNG Facilities. This adds to the temporary telecoms package that our EPC business unit is now completing and the underground electrical and instrumentation construction contract awarded in 2013.

"This award is a great endorsement of our position in the Australian market to service liquefied natural gas projects with committed investment. Australia boasts a number of the world's largest natural gas commercialisations and Kentz has the expertise required to both construct and then maintain such large-scale engineering feats."

Important LNG development

Chris Warlow, managing director (Australasia) for Kentz, added: "The Ichthys LNG Project will be one of the most important LNG developments to take place in Australia. The strength of our Construction business unit in winning and executing work on major LNG facilities in Australia, is an area of expertise that our customers value. We look forward to working with our JV partner UGL on this project."

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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